Friday, September 21, 2007

Texas Keeps USGA State Championship at Home

(Photo by Fred Vuich/USGA; left to right, Jonathan Mathias, Trip Kuehne, Terrence Miskell)

The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands was the site of the 2007 USGA State Team Championships over the past few days. The tournament concluded on Thursday with Texas winning the men's trophy for the second straight competition, and the third time overall - thus becoming the first men's team to win this tournament three times.

The U.S. team was comprised of Trip Kuehne, Terrence Miskell and Jonathan Mathias. Kuehne was the workhorse in the final round, posting a 5-under 67 to lead the Texas team to a 1-stroke victory over Georgia. The team's three-day total was 422 (each day, the two low scores of the team's three members are counted).

The Texas men also won in 2005 and 1999.

For Trip Kuehne, this marks his first USGA championship, although he was the runner-up (losing to Tiger Woods) at the 1994 U.S. Amateur. He's the third Kuehne to win a USGA trophy. Hank Kuehne won the 1998 U.S. Amateur and Kelli Kuehne won the 1994 U.S. Girls' Junior and the 1995 and 1996 Women's Amateurs.

See the USGA recap for full details.

On the women's side, the Texas team of Mina Hardin, Anna Schultz and Carolyn Creekmore finished seventh.


  1. If you are counting team competitions, wouldn't Kuehne's victory in this years Walker Cup qualify?

  2. Hmm, that's a good question, and Trip has been on winning Walker Cup teams before. But the USGA apparently doesn't count those wins as "USGA championships" for him, maybe because the Walker Cup is jointly run by the USGA and R&A.


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